The silverslut recorded 2000 - 2002 currently as cd-r collection of all songs from the six ep's favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
The Swedish band The Search wraps catchy pop melodies into a gloomy cloak, creating escaping the daily grey routines. When the press is talking about The Search, they speak of a beautiful retro-mix of wave and rock in the vein of The Cure and Joy Division. The band does not deny their roots, but take pleasure in paraphrasing them in their own slightly deranged and atmospheric way. In order to achieve a wider musical range on their 4th album 'Saturnine Songs' they hooked up two diferent... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
The music of Camp Z aims at reflecting the mood and tones of the present time, through a combination of punk, post punk and industrial atmospheres. Among major references of the project’s music are Crisis, Killing Joke, This Heat, Joy Division, Devo, Suicide, Ministry, PIL or Wire... The first self-product album was released in May 2006, supported by Fake Record, an independent label founded by Joy Disaster’s Nicolas Rohr and friends. In late 2006 the project also appeared on several... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Postpunk, Indie, Wave, Darkwave, Experimental
There are currently many dark , melodic rock albums that are mixing the melancholy pathos of the gothic rock with the hard drive of the metal. But a few are able to unite music class, versatility and charisma in order to lift out of the mass. The Aachen Band Thora is a stroke of luck and was often referred as the 'Gothic Metal discovery of the year' by the press with good reason. And even on their current album "Baby No.666" Thora convince mit powerful melodies, versatile song... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Alternative, Indie, Rock, Goth, Gothic, Metal, Goth-Metal Source: http://www.inverted-records.de/indexmp3.htm
"...we need more understanding of human nature because the only real danger that exists is man himself, he is the great danger, and we are pitifully unaware of it. We know nothing of man, far too little. His psyche should be studied because we are the origin of all coming evil." (Carl Jung) This is the first released of Chemical Waves, a project of Marco Cattani, a former member of the electronic band "Halo effect" (www.facebook.com/haloeffectband). This side project was... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic,...
After two self-released EPs, which were recorded and produced in the on-site studio and self-released, The Watermarks joined the afmusic family in 2012. The "Run Away" Single-EP is the beginning of a series of single releases, which will be planned and put into effect during this year together and build up the prelude to an upcoming album. The Watermarks offer pumping, driving Indie/Wave in a field of tension between British Sea Power and Jesus & Mary Chain, with a pinch Bloc... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Shoegaze, Rock, The Watermarks,...
After the great international success of their album "For Tomorrow" (2008), the solo-albums of guitarist Daniel Jönsson (Danish Daycare "A Story Of Hurt" 2009) and Singer Tobias Borelius ("Du känner mig för väl, farväl" 2010) EMERALD PARK from Mälmö announce their comeback with the download-single "Reality Bites / Someone To Love" in a spectacular way. The expectations will be high, because "For Tomorrow" "...neither needs embedded... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, Emerald Park, afmusic
Silver Rocket was formed in Ferrara (Italy) in September 2009 by three musicians who come from different garage, punk and alternative rock bands. The pureness of so-called three-chord songs, the richness of Phil Spector's productions, the refinement of the new wave and the unmade-up truth of rock'n roll – that's all what inspires the band. There is neither any claim to invent new sounds, nor an attempt to newly wrap-up old stuff. When the band was asked to define its musical style during an... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Shoegaze, Post Punk, Wave, New Wave, Dark, Indie, Alternative, Gothic, Silver Rocket, afmusic
"X-Lives", the debut album of the greek band Dark Souls Day, dovetails with all releases that were influenced by Post-Punk and Independent Music of the 80s and 90s. The album encloses 7 songs, which are worth to be dicovered and heard. Dark Souls Day was founded in 2004 by the musicians Nikos and Pepi. Nikos, who's been playing with some different bands in the past, devoted himself to music production owns a small home-studio, where already some albums originated. To instance just one... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Dark, Indie, Alternative, Gothic, Gothic-Rock, Dark Souls Day, afmusic
Urban Requiems (Extended) is the digital re-release of the originally 2007 released EP, containing now 4 re-recordings from Offering and 4 new songs. Unique in the style in Fortaleza , the Plastique Noir (black plastic, in french) embraces the name of the bag used to store dead bodies in morgues. The music, gloomy but pleasant to dance, involves bodies and minds carrying them to an intensive experience with their english-written lyrics which evocates the myths and facts of horror, morbidness,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Gothic, Gothic-Rock, Post-Punk, Death-Rock, Industrial, Darkwave
The Transisters was born in 2005 and they play Electromagnetic(New)Wave. In 3 years they've played everywhere in Italy and opened for Kaiser Chiefs, the Raveonttes, White Rose Movement, X-wife, Disco Drive, Vincent Vincent and theVillains, One Dimensional Man, The Alps and many more. In collaboration with Geoff Turner (New Wet Kojak, Girls against Boys) they recorded 2 EP's (July 2005 and September 2007). In July the EP-Compilation 'Under Control' will be released by the german netlabel... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
This output is a very special project: a full length album [running time over 50 minutes] based upon only on song: PitchBlack Inc.'s Folge Mir. 15 tracks done by 15 artits like Kenji Siratori, ad:key, upiry, Nirgendwo takes the lyrics on a journey through very different styles of sound and music. It shows impressively, how atmosphere and mood of a song can vary by an artist's intension and interpretation. Pitch Black Inc. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Electro, Electronic, EBM, Techno, Industrial, Dance, Indie, Folk, TripHop
Bernie Bandicoot is an Ukrainian gothic rock group which was formed in late 2009, with Bernie (vocals, guitars), Deamon (bass) and Adrian Cain (drums). Their style of music is very close to early 80?s dark post-punk, it offers some new wave and classic rock influences, especially on the guitar work. The overall mood is romantic and melacholic. Barely Bernie Bandicoot celebrated the release of their debut album on afmusic, so the story of the band ends already. But this time not without giving... Topics: Post Punk, Garage, Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, Bernie Bandicoot,...
"The Hidden Album" (also known by its' alternate title "~/.tsi") was initially released in 2016. It sees the Silence Industry developing their unique sound in a rawer, unpolished direction with piercing guitars colliding with staccato drum machine rhythms to the steady hammering of effect drenched electric bass. Tracks include "Neonblack", "This Zero Hour", and the otherworldly "On Feathered Wings". Topics: afmusic, The Silence Industry, Gothic Rock, Alternative Rock, Prog, Psychedelic, Ambient, Post Punk
A mixture of Johnny Cash and Lestat from "Chroniken der Vampire (Chronicles Of Vamire)" and therefore an utterly new and individual dimension of music getting under your skin and running through the blood straight to human’s hearts; being kept in a minimalistic way, yet so complex in its lively emotion and its sense of touching lyrics. Topics: Acoustic, Piano, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Shino, afmusic
With “Break The Silence” a band enters the international stage, which was described in the Norwegian ‘Scream Magazine’ as the best band of their genre. And though comparisons seem venturous to grunge greats such as Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots, the guys from Fast Foolish Flies manage to enthuse both critics and fans with their song. Already launched in 1997 as a purely acoustic project of the vocalist Tommy Lien and the guitarists Rune Antonsen and Lars Erik... Topics: Grunge, Alternative, Psychedelic, Rock, afmusic
The four songs on the "Slow 2004-2005" compilation are taken from "Sadness Within" (2004) and the single "My Star" (2005). Emerald Park was at that time a completely different band, with different band members and a different musical preference. During the recording of "Sadness Within" the guys listened to bands such as Wilco, Jayhawks and Calexico. After the release of the record they wanted to find something else. They wanted the sounds to be lighter... Topics: Alternative, Americana, Folk, Indie, Rock, Pop, Emerald Park, afmusic
"..What a trip.. Seetha Rao had the perfect dose of insanity to give this album the special flavour I was looking for. I found her by traveling through space and she inspired me to write some strange, crazy stuff for her. She came up with lyrics and vocals straight from the heart to complete this book of bad night stories. Seetha rao - the invisible space cat is grinding her claws...universe will have some more scars tonight.." - ghostfog http://www.myspace.com/frightnightsunderstars Topics: Electronic, Experimental, Ambient, Industrial, Darkwave, Gothic, Wave, Ghostfog, afmusic
Exactly 15 months after the first publication of their successful album "For Tomorrow" on Valentine’s Day there will be a re-release in the form of a '2010 edition'. This free downloadable version of the album contains all the 12 songs and further more 2 new tracks: "Obscured by Lies", which also was featured on the 'afmusic #50' compilation and the previously unreleased song "Satellite" as bonustrack. Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, New Wave, Wave, Rock, afmusic
Christine Plays Viola is an italian band that blends Goth Rock, Darkwave and Post Punk in a convincing way and was formed in Pratola Peligna (Italy) in 2008 as a brainchild of three boys. After a very few minor changes of band-members in the first time today they complete each other pretty well as a highly motivated foursome. Since the very beginning their music offers a melancholic, multi-layered and evocative sound which comes along in the good old tradition of bands like The Cure, Fields Of... Topics: Christine Plays Viola, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock,...
Long enough Aeon Sable have waited for the star to shine. The debut from the german duo is entitled „Per aspera ad astra“ and delivers a very individual interpretation of Goth-Rock. Din-Tah Aeon and n1n0, already enriching the ‘dark side of music’ with other projects in the past, are now on the road with a self-produced, 40 minutes-set, tied on the atmosphere of Fields of the Nephilim or The Sisters of Mercy, revamping it into a modern style. The album not only shines with unique sound... Topics: Alternative, Darkwave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Indie, New Wave, Wave, Rock, afmusic
'Danish Daycare' is the solo project by Daniel Jonsson from Malmo, who has achieved quite a lot during his musical career besides being a solo performer. Between 2001-2005 Daniel played Keyboards for 'Eyedrop', a group originating from Malmo. In 2002 the first album "You And Me Vs. The Machine" was released and Eyedrop made themselves quite well known in southern Sweden. Unfortunately the band split up in 2005 and the members drifted apart. At that time Daniel already had some new... Topics: Alternative, Indie, Electronica, Electro, Darkwave, Rock, afmusic
7 emotional songs for 3 years of walk... sounds, vibrations, experiments the love for the music and his purity the flower is still opened! www.noctiflora.net Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
This album was recorded by Diskoteket in 2006, in Sösjö, Jämtland. It’s mixed by Diskoteket and Kristofer Jönson and mastered by Pär Dalhielm. Diskotekets line-up in 2006 was Anna-Karin Andersson (vocals), Snorri Carlsson (guitar), Karl Sydstrand (bass), Love Sydstrand (drums). Info: Diskoteket was founded by Love Sydstrand, Karl Sydstrand and Snorri Karlsson. They wanted to play music influenced by Sisters of Mercy and Talking Heads but with Swedish lyrics, something quite rare at this... Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Post-Punk, Punk, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock, afmusic
In Dust: 2000 – 2003 is a compilation album existing of 11 tracks Dutch musician Paul Tetteroo recorded under project name Reptile71 over a period of three years. Though Reptile71 was clearly influenced by early 80’s new wave, minimal synth and post-punk bands such as Joy Division, New Order, The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode, (early) OMD, Talk Talk, (early) Simple Minds and The Wake (UK), and the more spiritual music like Dead Can Dance, he still managed to create a unique sound. Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
While almost whole europe experiences an updraft of Gothic Rock, Post Punk and all related styles of music, now a duo from the so far silent Czech Republic pipes up. Tongue T (vocals, guitar, bass) and Tongue J (vocals, drums) debut in an impressive way, which can easily compete with top acts like Deadchovsky or Christ vs. Warhol. Stirring, passionate guitar riffs, a lot of reverb in the vocals, driving drums and catching melodies are on the brothers’ agenda and for sure they will catch the... Topics: Deatrock, Batcave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Darkwave, Tongue, afmusic
15 months after the release of "Formation Of Chaos" the duo Deied, constisting of Din-Tah Æon and n1n0 (amongst others aeon sable, Melanculia), return with their new work "Tales Of Sodenliah". The album's protagonist strolls, in the name of mankind, through the valleys of the imaginary Sodenliah - on the search for answers of this society's questions. Mankind for the first time achieves, to enter the interior of the human mind and what comes across the main character's way... Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
Sweden 12 points! What THE SEARCH from Uppsala on “The Search for Connection Contact and Community” deliver, is finest Indie pop laced with Rock, which, without any problems, is at home in the same league as Shout Out Louds, The Mary Onettes, Jeniferever and others. Light-footed and full of enjoyment the guitars and keyboards relaxing dance through the room. But always looking out for solid leg work and never losing the grip to the ground of drums and bass. So the manual and technical... Topics: Indie, Rock, Pop, Wave, Darkwave, Alternative, The Search, afmusic
After 2 years of musical silence the Belarusian Dark Romantic band releases a new single through afmusic on 22nd of November 2013. Alongside the new song, "Single" includes 3 remixes of the title track as well as a lyrical composition called "I Loved Her". The remixes were made by the bands Mechanical Moth, Controlled Collapse and Lily of the Valley. The release is available on all well known download stores, at the band's Bandcamp page as a 'name your prize' download, as...
Solanum - nightshades - is the third album by the mystic dark pop band DIE SCHATTEN from Berlin (Germany). It focuses on different nightly feeling experiences. Feelings are more pronounced in the night. This intensity of humans experience is served on the third album also by the typical floating synth sounds and the powerful guitar combined with the particular german lyrics of DIE SCHATTEN. The songs are partially even from the first creative phase of the band, but were completely rearranged...
afmusic Release # 44: REBENTISCH - Herz zerrissen Rebentisch is a pure wave project. Concentrating on this has given the berlin band around mastermind Sven Rebentisch a fast growing audience and has made them an insiders tip within the scene. Rebentisch's songs are a constant companion to many fans wherever they go, whether it's the dancefloor or the terrace in moonlight. Meantime the complete back catalogue of Rebentisch is sold out. Lucky thus, who owns the publications of earlier days. Lucky... Topics: New Wave, Darkwave, Alternative, Post-Punk, Punk, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock,...
Wave-Gitarren und FLIEHENDE STÜRME-Keyboardparts treffen zwischen EA80 und BLITZKID auf düstere Punktunes - dazwischen lassen frühe CHRISTIAN DEATH und die SUPER HEROINES grüßen. Die Debut-EP der Berliner Band DER ZERFALL ist ein Festmahl für Dark Punk-Fans. Das besondere daran ist das Gefühlsbad: Den warmen wavelastigen Cleanparts lauert stets eine Punkexplosion auf. Der Erstling der Haupstädter - betitelt wie die Band selbst - kommt stellenweise als waschechte Kreuzung aus 45 GRAVE... Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Post-Punk, Punk, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock
After some great achievements with his Band The Nightchild and his solo project Sociophobia, mastermind Nightchild A. turns to different paths, to express his creativity in different ways. "Images" is his little work, which comes up as an instrumental 6-track-EP. In contrast to The Nightchild or Sociophobia, this EP doesn't limit itself to dark sounds only, but is a complete experiment, with songs, inspired by other musicians and songs, spiced with Nightchild A.'s really own note,... Topics: Goth, Goth Rock, Alternative, Indie, Rock, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, Post Punk, Nightchild A.,...
“…What scares me is when I see what’s on cable t.v. Some of the violence in the movies that come into homes today is stuff they wouldn’t show in X-rated adult theatres 30 years ago. This is the most graphic violence on the screen, especially when children are unattended or unaware that they could be a Ted Bundy, that they could have a predisposition to that kind of behavior..” (Ted Bundy) What are the violence and pornography? What the role of the tv and media in our life today?... Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic,...
Fool’s Paradise Revisited, the latest recording, is a kind of Spinefish’s renovated anthology. It consists of 13 pieces of 2003-2007 that were recorded with the style and sound that the band has developed to date. During the years of musical activity Moonling Io and his Spinefishers have grown very experienced and sophisticated in making music and performing it on stage. Extravagant, passionate music… And obviously beautiful. Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
Like a DeLorean time machine, Mach FoX's sleek, sci-fi, horror, doom-pop exists simultaneously in the electropunk future and the retro-gothrock past. Twitchy computer beats,jittery synthesizers,and ethereal, Cure-inspired guitars interweave in Mach FoX's hall of mirrors,with Mach's soaring, mournful vocals serving as a guide through the labyrinth. While plenty of current bands cop the flash and glitter of 80's electronic tinged gothrock, Mach FoX is one of the few to capture a bit of its soul.... Topics: Electropunk, Industrial, Rock, Electro, Wave, New Wave, Dark, Indie, Alternative, Gothic,...
New music for the wave-gothic-dancefloor but also for a comfortableevening near the fireplace with a glass of red wine! CURIOUS started as a "The Cure"-coverband back in 1999 but soon beganwriting their own songs. After a self-produced EP called "Falling" (2002) their official debutalbum "The Intimate Stranger" was launched in 2004 on the Genetic Music label and was well received by many fans and critics. Further, Curious was able to win new fans with their... Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
Unfactory connect influence of the Gothic rock of the eighties with the technoid sounds of the 90's and the new millennium. In 2001 in Florianopolis (Brazil) of Chris Lima and Deedee founded, appeared in 2004 the debut album "negatives" and a "Positronic" entitled Remixalbum. Shortly after Luciano Barbi (NullRepublik Argentina) became attentive on the band and published them on the "ELECTROMAP-> LATAM" Compilation. Meanwhile "She Bleeds" is the 3rd... Topics: Industrial, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
After the first, self-released album of THE NIGHTCHILD - a two-headed band from Donetsk (Ukraine) - named "The Other" (2009) was a big success, now the second album "Another Shadow" (2010) will be re-released as a special and analogue remastered version on afmusic. The band's roots in the dark times of the 80's Gothic Rock-movement and they clearly maintain its gritty sound without letting the listeners miss neither musically innovations nor an extraordinary sound. The... Topics: Gothic, Gothic-Rock, Post-Punk, Death-Rock, Batcave, Coldwave, Darkwave, Wave, Indie, Alternative,...
"The Teeth of Tomorrow" 5 song EP marks the Silence Industry's 5th official release. Layers of cold guitars and driving bass riffs dominate the band's sound in these songs of alienation and industrial decay. The silence industry was formed in early 2007. it consists primarily of Graham J., along with others who wish to collaborate with him on music at a given time. Right now, those collaborators consist of Laura (some guitar), Hyuma (some bass), and Josh (some noise and synths). It is... Topics: The Silence Industry, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock,...
Who thinks, that Joakim Jakobsson after his his leaving from The Search keeps his feet still, will get taught better in an impressing way. DUELLEN offers with their self-titled debut EP finest Indie-Pop, which brings you to sing along with, even to the swedish lyrics. Some time passed by, after Joakim left the Indie-Pop Band The Search and decided, together with Brian Biezki - whom he met first in 2010 and who moved from argentina over spain to sweden, due to the scandinavian pop culture there... Topics: Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, Duellen, afmusic
A ride through history, from America to Russia, John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe until Steve Jobs: the time, destiny and history, life and death, war and peace, destruction and rebuilding, crime and victims, a series of links to different realities...This is the first explosive new album of CHEMICAL WAVES. Anticipated by the release of four singles, "The Origin", "Murders TV", "Sweet candy bullets" and "The Great Dictator", with related video clips... Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, New Wave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic,...
At Cyber Snake the name says it all: this international bandproject call their music Hi-Tech-Cyber-Industrial. But those of you expecting electronical music with some guitars in it, will be pretty surprised. The simple entitled debut “Internet Album” by Cyber Snake lives on its musical contrasts. Each song creates its own atmosphere, which acts in the ensemble as a collection of stories from different authors. With the variable voice of singer Muza, the fascinating texts and electronic and... Topics: Alternative, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Industrial, Metal, afmusic
What have BMWs, forgotten radio hits, the color of gasoline on asphalt, auto-reverse walkmen, yellow lights, neon discotic advertising signs, the night, women, the ends of highways, the music department at the pawnbroker and the wait for the end of world in common? These are all things that are liked by the french Waveband ACCIDENT and processed in their texts. ACCIDENT are Maudoux Laurent and Jeremy Monteiro, cousins from Roanne – in the center of France, which early discovered their common... Topics: Accident, afmusic, Pop, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Darkwave, New Wave
The new ADVERSUS opus "Der Zeit abhanden" ("Lost in time") with the sub-title "Elf Märchen für Entflohene" ("Eleven stories for escapees") is released as a bundle of CD and book in early December 2010. The bundle brings the band's fanbase what they have been waiting for: a new piece of conceptual art by ADVERSUS. In collaboration of Sonorium with afmusic two songs from the album and the elaborately produced video of "Ein Ding im Spiegel"... Topics: Dark, Indie, Alternative, Gothic, Gothic-Rock, Adversus, afmusic, Sonorium